LITTLE ROCK – Minnijean Brown Trickey of the Little Rock Nine will speak Tuesday at a Black History Month community program organized by Clinton School students in Marvell.

 

LITTLE ROCK – Minnijean Brown Trickey of the Little Rock Nine will speak Tuesday at a Black History Month community program organized by Clinton School students in Marvell.
Organized by Clinton School students Jonathan Dunkley and Spirit Trickey-Rowan, the event will be hosted by the Boys Girls Adults Community Development Center (BGACDC) and the Bethlehem District Baptist Association in Marvell.
The event will take place today at noon in the BGACDC auditorium located at 306 Highway 49, Marvell. The event is free and open to the public.
Brown Trickey was one of nine black students to integrate all-white Little Rock
Central High School in 1957.  The Black History Month program is titled “From Dreams to Reality: How Far We’ve Come.” Brown Trickey will discuss her experience as one of the Little Rock Nine and reflect on the progress and challenges that America faces in area of race relations.
“I hope that [Brown Trickey’s] presentation will shed light on whether she feels that her dreams of receiving an equal education have become reality,” said Beatrice Shelby, executive director of the BGACDC. “I’m delighted to host the Black History Month program at the BGACDC and I hope that her visit will motivate the young staff at BGACDC to pass the message onto their children.”
The Clinton School students are working with the BGACDC and the Bethlehem District Baptist Association in Marvell as part of the school’s Practicum program, one of three public service projects students complete to earn their Master of Public Service degree.
For more information, please contact Spirit Trickey-Rowan at 501-952-4533 or satrickey@clintonschool.uasys.edu .